Cats of unknown provenance killed in Taiwan to prevent disease.
A 2013 study involving American college students found that participants were more likely to deem a face more attractive if it was presented amid a group of faces than if it was displayed alone. This “cheerleader effect,” scientists ventured, was “due to the averaging out of unattractive idiosyncrasies.” Two years later a similar study conducted with Japanese participants failed to replicate the results of the initial study.
There is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship.—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943
More FriendshipGo to Issue Page >
Stay Updated Subscribe to the LQ Newsletter